CGD News Articles & Press Releases

A flood in Colorado, a drought in TexasPrecipitation variability — the swing from dry to wet and back again — will continue to increase across the majority of the world's land area as the climate warms.
Predicted La Niña for 2018Two new studies have significantly improved scientists’ ability to predict the strength and duration of droughts caused by La Niña.
Simulated cooling from geoengineeringUsing a sophisticated computer model, scientists have demonstrated for the first time that a new research approach to geoengineering could potentially be used to limit Earth’s warming to a specific target while reducing some of the risks and concerns identified in past studies, including uneven cooling of the globe.
Mount Tambora's calderaMajor volcanic eruptions in the future have the potential to affect global temperatures and precipitation more dramatically than in the past because of climate change.
Collage of areas studied by BRACEScientists from NCAR have partnered with colleagues across the country to quantify the benefits for heat, health, agriculture, and more, of reducing emissions.
 satellite image of Hurricane Harvey (NASA)The scientists are observing the potentially deadly storm and testing high-resolution computer models.
Map of ocean oxygen trendA new analysis of decades of data on oceans across the globe has revealed that the amount of dissolved oxygen contained in the water – an important measure of ocean health – has been declining for more than 20 years.
 detail of wavenumber-5 patternThe crippling wintertime droughts that struck California from 2013 to 2015, as well as this year's unusually wet California winter, appear to be associated with the same phenomenon: a distinctive wave pattern that emerges in the upper atmosphere and circles the globe.
 an Argo float being deployedThe oceans may be storing 13 percent more heat than previously estimated, according to a new study co-authored by scientists at NCAR.
 CESM forecast for last quarter of 2016An NCAR-based computer model known for global climate projections decades into the future recently joined a suite of other world-class models being used to forecast what may lie just a few months ahead.